Loose L

LSITIn my calisthenics heyday 6 or 7 years ago I did a lot of L-sit holds such as you see to the left.  It is an excellent way to build core strength and surprisingly really stresses the triceps as well.  Like most calisthenics movements, my body type is less than ideal for this hold.  My ostrich length legs and big feet create a lot of leverage I have to fight against to hold them out there.

Today I worked a few brief L-sits into my core routine.  I want to get them back on the menu in a regular way.  I never had better abs than when I was doing these all the time.  Of course I also weighed close to 170 pounds back then (183 last night) so that helped the abs as well.  I had no mirror available today to see how parallel to the ground my legs were but it felt like there was some sag for sure.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

50 push ups

Hanging knee raises x 20

Static L sit hold

Standing dowel trunk rotations x 20

Roman chair back extensions x 15

Static L sit hold

Standing dowel trunk rotations x 20

Roman chair back extensions x 15

Static L sit hold

Standing dowel trunk rotations x 20

Roman chair back extensions x 15

Dip bar knee raises x 20

One arm side plank x 60 seconds – both sides

Hanging knee raises x 20

40 push ups

 

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